Jump to navigation

Ghana

John Dramani Mahama

Date of Birth: 29 November 1958
Place of Birth: Damongo, Northern Region, Ghana


Displaying 1-10 out of 109 results.

Who judges the judges?

It is accepted as custom rather than strict law that the Chief Justice – as primus inter pares – can choose which judges sit on a panel but this practice has been brought into question by the absence of any dissenting opinion in the recent presidential elections judgment including rulings on nine key procedural applications filed by defeated candidate John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)...


The prosecutor isn't so special

That was all under the NDC's President John Mahama...

Before the 2020 elections Amidu said he would defer investigation of the NDC's presidential candidate John Mahama over the €5m Airbus Industrie bribery scandal which has been heard in the British courts...

Since his appointment in January 2017 by then President John Mahama Auditor-General Domelevo had vastly improved accountability...


Edging Farmajo towards the exit

The President of the AU Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on 1 May announced the appointment of a special envoy John Dramani Mahama former President of Ghana to mediate in Mogadishu...


SPECIAL REPORT: How Vincent Bolloré won control of Ghana's biggest port

Ghana's ministerial investigation and Africa Confidential's research show how Bolloré and his foreign partners: persuaded then-President John Dramani Mahama to award MPS a new container terminal contract in secret with no tender or bids in 2014 violating procurement laws; overstated the planned investment by a factor of two which won tax holidays worth $832 million from an unwitting parliament; surreptitiously cut Ghana's equity in MPS to 15% after first agreeing to 30%; persuaded the government to allow it a monopoly on handling containers putting thousands of jobs at other port concerns at risk and driving up prices and to set tariffs; reduced the fees payable to the government over the life of the concession by $4...

In exchange Bolloré got improved terms for his concession at Lomé port and permission to build a third terminal there very similar to the contracts President John Mahama authorised for Bolloré in Ghana in 2014...

THE ENTERPRISING MAHAMAS During Ghana's vigorous election campaigns ex-President John Mahama's National Democratic Congress and President Nana Akufo-Addo's New Patriotic Party trade vicious accusations about wholesale corruption by the other party but prosecutions are rare...

He named Samuel Adam as the 'intermediary' in January 2020 and said John Mahama 'indisputably' was the elected government official...

John Mahama called Amidu 'stupid'...

John Mahama was still president and denied all knowledge of the business...

Again John Mahama's representatives denied he had influenced the award and saw nothing suspicious in the timing...

John MahamaThe President who curtailed legitimate procurement processes on the new container terminal and awarded MPS all the build and operate contracts in secret in November 2014...

READ FOR FREE

Both sides go to court

John Mahama presidential candidate for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is taking a leaf from the book of his opponent President Nana Akufo-Addo with his attempt to overturn the results of the 7 December elections in the courts...


DISPATCHES

    Vol 62 No 1 |

Mapping the long road to recovery

His rival in the December polls John Mahama is petitioning the Supreme Court to rerun the contest and promises lengthy legal challenges...

READ FOR FREE

Displaying 1-10 out of 109 results.